Interviews with the press
Speech by His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas To the Parliamentary Assembly Of the Council of Europe

It is an honour for me to be with you today, in this historic and venerable House, to speak to you, elected representatives of the countries of Europe, the living conscience of its friendly peoples, embodying the values of freedom, justice and human dignity.

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President Mahmoud Abbas Speech in The General Assembly of the United Nations

At the outset, I wish to extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on his assumption of the Presidency of the Assembly for this session, and wish him all success.
I reaffirm today my sincere congratulations, on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian people, to the government and people of South Sudan for its deserved admission as a full member of the United Nations, wishing them progress and prosperity.

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President Abbas’ interview with the Jordanian newspaper Al- Rai
Al-Rai: Your Excellency, regarding the Palestinian Authority's decision to seek international recognition of the Palestinian State this month, Are you determined to pursue United Nations statehood bid despite US threats to cut off aid? Also, what about the US call for the resumption of peace talks?
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Lebanese Editors-in-chief, newspaper and media reporters interview with President Mahmoud Abbas
My visit to Lebanon today is very special. I've visited Lebanon more than once since 2004, but this visit is especially important because today the embassy of the State of Palestine is inaugurated and the Palestinian flag is flown on its building. This laudable and generous gesture by the Lebanese government comes in a critical time as we prepare ourselves to obtain full UN membership.
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The Long Overdue Palestinian State
SIXTY-THREE years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to leave his home in the Galilean city of Safed and flee with his family to Syria. He took up shelter in a canvas tent provided to all the arriving refugees. Though he and his family wished for decades to return to their home and homeland, they were denied that most basic of human rights. That child’s story, like that of so many other Palestinians, is mine.
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